Super Bowl halftime show does not disappoint

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The Superbowl halftime performers celebrate after the end of the show.

The Super Bowl halftime show has always been an event that people love to enjoy, and a number of viewers may even say is a bigger deal than the actual Super Bowl itself. Ever since the first Super Bowl, the National Football League (NFL) has recruited the biggest performers to make an appearance. This year was no different with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, and 50 Cent performing on Feb. 13.

I loved the setup of the stage during the halftime show. Each room had its own purpose, which I thought was really cool, and the fact that it had meaning to the performers was great.”

— Sam Keller

Before the music even started, the stage was set for the performance with a fantastic house-looking stage designed to highlight Compton landmarks. The stage had different rooms for all the dancers and singers and cars set up on the field. ¨I loved the setup of the stage during the halftime show. Each room had its own purpose, which I thought was really cool, and the fact that it had meaning to the performers was great,¨ senior Sam Keller said.

The show started with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg singing ¨The Next Episode,¨  one of Dr. Dre’s most famous and iconic songs, to get the crowd excited. They then transitioned to ¨California Love,¨ by Tupac Shakur, a famous rapper who died in 1996. To honor him, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg sang his song on the biggest stage possible. After the two artists finished their songs, it transitioned to surprise artist 50 Cent performing ¨In Da Club,¨ but what really caught the audience’s attention was him singing upside down, just like in his music video.

The next half of the show featured Mary J.Blige, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem. First Mary J. Blige performed her two songs ¨Family Affair¨ and ¨No More Drama,¨ which the crowd loved. Next, Kendrick Lamar sang ¨M.a.a.D city¨ and ¨Alright.¨ Unlike all the other performances so far, Kendrick’s performance had amazing dance choreography that stole the show. If that wasn’t enough, Eminem came on stage singing ¨Lose Yourself,” which was obviously a fan favorite with the whole crowd singing and cheering, watching him sing while the stage was exploding, adding one of the coolest moments of the show. ¨I loved this part of the halftime show. Kendrick Lamar and Eminem definitely stole the show with their performances. Mary J. Blige also did a great job,¨ junior Josh Mirsky said.

After everyone performed, they all joined in together to perform ¨Still Dre¨ to close out the show. Although with all the performers, some have been saying the show was way too short even, though it was 15 minutes long, showing that fans wanted more of this amazing show. ¨I think this performance was unforgettable and will definitely go down as one of the top halftime shows of all time. I do agree that it was too short but maybe it’s just because I couldn’t get enough of it. My favorite part of the show was probably Kendrick Lamar’s part or just anytime Dr. Dre was up on stage,¨ sophomore Travon Moorer said.